Tuesday, July 14, 2009

What's Love Got to Do With It? Got to do with it, got to do with it?

Is there an echo in here? Hello? hello....hello....hello

I thought I was "in love" a couple of times.
They took my money, my stuff, wrecked my car...things like that.
Bill was my first love. I lived with him for 10 years. He wanted to marry. I didn't. But I stayed. I enjoyed the benefits of marriage with none of the obligations. (Men do that to women all the time.)
I wasted our mutual time. I was young and foolish.
When I left my sister came to help pack. We visited his company. We sat in the boardroom. There was a legal pad on the table. One of the employees grabbed it. But I saw it. It contained travel arrangements to the Bahamas for two (2). I thought, wow, he's making one last "play" to keep me.
The arrangements were for him and his X-wife. He was departing the day after I left.
Everyone in the room knew. Except me.
He was making a play for her. She had no interest but she took her free trip then she dumped him.
Then he called me. The argument was so heated someone at my house said, "Maybe Charmaine needs counseling". I didn't. I just needed to Kill Bill.
He declared bankruptcy. He forgot to declare the credit cards we mutually held leaving me holding the bag for 10's of thousands of dollars. Not to mention destroying my credit. He stole my baby grand, then he stole the money I was awarded when the movers damaged it.
I know the evil men do.
Below is me walking away. I'm prepared at all times.


SweetPeaSurry said...

Again why do people ask me why I'm not dating/living in sin with/engaged to/married to a man right now?

Well sistah ... ya post is the answer! He he he!

Someday Charmaine, our Prince will come, in the mean time ... let's be naughty with the frogs!!!

blessings girl!

Tammy said...

Aargh! Yup, been there, done that. The first time was the last time I ever had any "joint account" with a man.

Of course, I have lost thousands of dollars multiple times. Maybe I've finally learned that one, too...

Senorita said...

OMG, wow, that is rough. He "forgot" to declare the credit cards ? There is no forgeting in bankruptcy. They make you think everything through. He clearly wanted to be evil.

But I do have to say that you look good walking away.

webberpa said...

At last a man has struck back at all of womanhood to try and even the score! Who ran up those credit cards, anyway? I am sure you had your fair share of the "goods". Hey, what does not kill you...makes you poor! Besides, if you live together for 10 years, isnt that considered being married? I know in some places in the south you would be. Besides, you shoulda jumped at the chance when he proposed. Foolish girl.